WORLD-CLASS CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AND EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY OF PERSONALIZED CARE
From the highest credentialed and experienced licensed mental health professionals and holistic wellness practitioners to personal fitness trainers and health coaches, the Privé-Swiss wellness experience is focused solely on you, your needs, and the achievement of your goals, physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.
Be assured that your care plan is guided on an individual basis, and you will receive personal attention every step of the way.
Sean Going, LAc, DACM
Dr. Sean Going (DACM, LAc.) is passionate about using Asian medicine, philosophy, mindfulness practices, and clinical research to assist patients as they discover vitality of mind, body and spirit. His work promotes and manifests joyfulness and health in the world around him.
Dr. Going’s background in mental healthcare, coupled with his studies in both spiritual and religious themes, greatly enrich his practice of Asian Medicine and enable him to treat patients on multiple levels beyond managing only their symptoms.
Dr. Going began his career in healthcare working as a clinical case manager for adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses. While working as a mental healthcare provider, Dr. Sean began receiving acupuncture treatments. His personal experiences with Chinese Medicine inspired his curiosity, and he began studying the medicine in his free time. In 2007, he entered his graduate studies as a full-time Masters Candidate at the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ASAOM). In 2009, he completed ASAOMs optional Tuina Chinese Medical Bodywork program and was certified as a practitioner of Tuina (Traditional Chinese Medical Massage).
In 2010, Sean completed ASAOM’s Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a comprehensive, full-time, four-year program (condensed into three years) for Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. At graduation, Sean was awarded special recognitions of “Highest Distinction” for academic achievements and presented with ASAOM’s Outstanding Leadership Award.
Following his graduation, Sean elected to travel to Haikou, China so that he may attend a clinical internship as a full-time Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. At the Haikou Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, he witnessed or assisted in over 2,600 treatments.
In 2019, Dr. Sean completed his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) through Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California.
Ranging from 16 month-old infants to 96 year-old adults, Dr. Going is skilled at helping patients with a wide variety of concerns including: anxiety, depression, other mental health conditions, pain, digestive disorders, menstrual irregularities, menopausal symptoms, headaches, fatigue, relationship challenges and physical or emotional trauma.
Professional and approachable, he looks forward to spending his time with you to both help and encourage you in your journey to find the healthiest and happiest expressions of who you are.
Suzanne Murphy, DC
Dr. Murphy has more than 25 years of experience and combines hands-on techniques and physiotherapy procedures to create a treatment plan for clients of all ages with acute and chronic injuries and conditions. Murphy is a 1993 cum laude graduate of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and served as a volunteer physician with the Portland Ballet, treating professional dancers and their injuries. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a specialty in Exercise and Systems Physiology from Rutgers College. It was during her time at Rutgers as a college athlete that Murphy was initially drawn to the study of biomechanics and kinesiology, performing research to study the effects of sports movements on joints and prevention of injury. A member of the American Chiropractic Association and the New York And Connecticut Chiropractic Associations, she currently volunteers with local high schools and club teams to prevent sports injuries and promote proper performance nutrition.
Sandy Daignault, LCSW, MATS
Sandra (Sandy) Daignault, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who brings to our program over 20 years clinical experience, and a reputation as one of the top Dialectical Behavioral therapists in CT. She most recently created and directed the Integrative Behavioral Health Program at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown CT. Previously, she was the lead group therapist and staff educator for well over a decade at Yale Psychiatric Hospital. She piloted and implemented what has been considered the most successful therapeutic program the hospital had ever offered as part of its psychiatric and addiction services. Sandy worked in both the inpatient and intensive outpatient service lines at Yale. Through her work at the hospitals, she has shown the importance of including psychiatric services as an essential component of providing the best wholistic health care – combining a mind and body approach along with working closely with primary care physicians helps patients to achieve maximum wellness.
Sandy Daignault is author of the book, “Come To Group!: an essential psycho-educational workbook for all psychiatric clinicians looking to educate and support their patients wellness”, 2013, a resource used by many DBT therapists across the country. She has maintained a private practice for many years and has worked for, and with, several of the most respected psychiatrists in the field.
Sandy started with Privé Swiss CT providing private dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) services to our clients as part of the Privé Swiss CT Psychological/Emotional Retreat program. As Programs Director, she oversees all aspects of programming provided to Privé Swiss clients, as well as case management and clinical liaison with providers within each client’s community. She continues as our expert DBT therapist for Privé Swiss clients, as well as maintaining a private practice.
“The best type of therapy is a combination of all the great therapies.” Sandy knows that no single approach is the right fit for our clients and ensures that clients receive the very best clinical services available.
Master of Social Work (MSW) | University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1995
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology | Keen State College, Keene, NH, 1992
Associate of Science in Chemical Dependency | Keen State College, Keene, NH, 1992
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification | Yale Medical School, New Haven CT, 2016
Elizabeth Hale-Rose, LCSW, CPC
Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, Smith College, 1994) who specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders and has a special interest in integrating mindfulness into clinical work and self-development. She has studied Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for depression relapse prevention with Zindel Segal, PhD, and has studied many additional relaxation and meditation practices. She has extensive teaching experience.
Joanna Crowell, MS, LPC, LADC
Joanna is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She holds a Master of Science in Community Counseling from SCSU. Joanna is an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor. She has written and provided lectures on treating addiction, and is certified by Medication Assisted Therapy to help the growing population of people addicted to opiates and other substances. Joanna is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. In addition to EMDR, Joanna utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Existential Therapies.
Comer Rudd-Gates, NCC, ATR, LPC, CEDS
Comer has been a practicing Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years. She specializes in depression, anxiety, disordered eating/ eating disorders, body image, trauma, grief, relationships and the role of creativity in one’s healing. She produced a film, Bodyspeaks, about women healing their bodies. Comer is passionate about the importance of prevention/education that offers hope and the possibility of change.
Brigitta Jansen, MS, CN
Brigitta addresses the root cause of chronic disease instead of just managing symptoms by utilizing blood chemistry, metabolic testing, GI panels, food sensitivity testing, genetic/hormone testing and diet/ health history to determine one’s nutrient needs. Her focus is on healing the gut using the 5R program, as well as gentle detoxing and rebalancing of nutrient levels.
Brigitta is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Bridgeport (Masters in Human Nutrition,) and holds a BS in Neuroscience from University College London, UK. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the American College of Nutrition.
Betty Hamilton, RN, BSN, MA, CCH, CYT, R.M.T.
Betty Hamilton is a registered nurse, has her Master of Arts in Experiential Health and Healing and is a certified hypnotherapist. Betty has spent 40 years as a registered nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital. She became interested in complementary healing while getting a master’s degree in Experiential Health and Healing from the Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT. Her passion and results for hypnosis inspired her to open her private practice dedicated to helping and healing people through Hypnosis and Reiki.
Tracee Dolan, LMT
Tracee Dolan is a Licensed Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor. She took her 200hr training in 2009 with Prana Power Yoga of Boston & has studied as much as possible ever since! Most recent studies include: Prenatal Yoga with Gurmukh, Functional Anatomy with Ellen Heed & Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky. A graduate of The Massage School of Boston, Tracee also practices Cupping Therapy & Reiki. She currently teaches Massage & Restorative Yoga workshops, heated & non heated Vinyasa classes, parent+child partner yoga classes, Baby Massage & Yoga classes, Chakra clearing meditation+Yoga Workshops & BarefootBands™ Yoga classes. Tracee’s wish is that we make the time for our yoga & meditation practice so we may “practice” feeling good in our body, heart & mind on & off of our mat.